Blogs about Protein

A Guide on How to Choose Healthy Protein Bar

 In your diet, one of the essential components is protein. Are you trying to lose weight or address other health conditions? Well, eating protein will assist you to reach your goals easily. However, it is quite difficult to choose the best healthy protein bars among the huge variety of protein bars available in the market.

A Fascinating Details About Fruit Cakes

The fruitcakes have become really more than the typical Christmas sweet delicacy. Loved by young and old people, this delicious treat has a very colorful history and tradition that spans even today.

Macronutrient Ranges

It's referred to as the Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Range (AMDR-and yes, it's a thing!) and it states that your total calories for the day should contain certain percentages of carbs, protein and fat. These ranges are:Protein 10–35%  Fat 20–35%  Carbohydrate 45–65%

Nutritional Label Distortion- “Net Carbs” do they really matter?

Low carb, high fiber, sugar free, high protein are the words you see on majority of manufacturing boxes, wrappers and packaging labels but yet “net carbs” is the real number that consumers are focusing on, that are listed boldly and marketed on the front. So you may ask the question does “net carbs” really matter?

Protein Supplementation Overview

Optimize Muscle Mass: Fight Sarcopenia with Exercise and Protein

I will never forget the day in my late forties when I noticed that I wasn’t filling out my clothes the same way I used to. As an avid exerciser I knew I was slowing the process of muscle loss, but my shape was definitely changing-I was losing the "fullness" in my muscles. My anatomy was not the same—and sarcopenia was the culprit!

Having Your Pumpkin Pie And Eating It Too, while knowing the difference between skill building and will power

This pumpkin pie was a treat given to me by one of my Pilates clients after my first lumpectomy last November. And yes, it's not a cancer fighting food. It's a celebratory one. "Once in a while a little treat is ok," said my doctors and nurses when I called them about this little slice of pie. Hey, I didn't want cancer again. So this is a case where I was told, it is okay to have your pie and eat it too.

This Is What Happens When You Don’t Eat After A Workout

Most nutritionists recommend eating something within 30 minutes after a workout. Your body, after using up its available energy, needs to be refueled. Specifically with carbs and protein—for energy and to repair the microdamage that exercise does to your muscles. 

Meghan's Awesome Simple Chocolate Protein Smoothie

I would like to share (with her permission) a recipe for a protein smoothie that I got from a local nutritionist. She has counselled family and friends and gets high praise. I like this recipe because it works for the child (or adult) who is fruit averse, or generally averse to anything unusual, but who would benefit from having a protein rich breakfast or snack to replace a sugary carb load. It is quick to make and can be consumed in the car running late to work or school. 

Misconceptions about Protein

I saw a video on Men's Health the other day titled "6 Protein Myths:". After watching it I felt like it lacked depth and by not addressing some of the information I was doing a disservice to all who followed that page. The following is my observation. Misconception #1:"Protein Builds Muscle" The first myth is kind of common sense. Contrary to popular belief protein doesn't build muscle. Protein is what your muscle is made of.